Local culture in General

Experiences in General

 (Photo courtesy of Paris Greeters)

Free greeter programs around the world encourage locals to welcome you to their hometown

 

Lodgings in General

 (Photo by Reid Bramblett, created with Wordclouds.com)

From B&Bs and farm stays to cottages, castles, and campgrounds, here are Italian lodging alternatives to the traditional hotel

 

Dining in General

A cassoulet (Photo by stu_spivack)

How traditional meals play out in Italy

 

Topics in General

The vineyards (Photo courtesy of the property)

A story of what it means to be a vintner in Italy today

 

Sights in Italy

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Making paper the old-fashioned way (Photo by Andy Rusch)
Museo della Carta
Downtown Amalfi

The paper museum

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Amalfi

 
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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Amalfi

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Amalfi Coast

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars on the Amalfi Coast

 
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Wine tours
Amalfi Coast

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits around Amalfi Coast

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )
Cooking class
Amalfi Coast

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on the Amalfi Coast

 

Culinary specialties of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula

 

Planning for a trip to Italy

Limoncello
Amalfi Coast

Everybody's favorite sugary, alcoholic lemonade on the Amalfi Coast

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Assisi

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Assisi

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Assisi

 

Dining in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on Capri

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 

Topics in Italy

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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Capri

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Castelli Romani

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Castelli Romani

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Castelli Romani

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Castelli Romani

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Chianti

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Chianti

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in the Chianti

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Chianti

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Chianti

 

Topics in Italy

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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Chianti

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Cinque Terre

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in the Cinque Terre

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Cinque Terre

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Cinque Terre

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )
Cooking class
Cinque Terre

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in the Cinque Terre

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Florence

 
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A fresco workshop (Photo courtesy of Viator)
Art class
Florence

Learn to paint, drawn, sculpt, or make ceramics in one of the world's great capitals of art

 
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ACF Fiorentina vs. AS Roma in the 2013 Copa d'Italia (Photo by Ver en vivo En Directo)
Attend a soccer match
Florence: Outskirts

Catching calcio fever

 
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Calcio Storico, Azzurri Vs. Rossi, in 2008 (Photo by Lorenzo Noccioli)
Calcio Storico
Florence: Santa Croce

Calcio Fiorentino is a violent, Renaissance-era, rugbylike forerunner to soccer played the thrid week in June on Piazza Santa Croce

 

Dining in Italy

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Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
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 (Photo by Marc Buehler)
Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 

Topics in Italy

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Calcio Storico, Azzurri Vs. Rossi, in 2008

Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Florence

 

Dining in Italy

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Wine tours
Herculaneum

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Herculaneum

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Lake Como

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Lake Como

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Lake Como

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits around Lake Como

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )
Cooking class
Lake Como

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Lake Como

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Lake Garda

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Lake Garda

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )
Cooking class
Lake Garda

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on Lake Garda

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Lake Garda

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Lake Garda

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Lazio lake district

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Lazio lake district

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Lazio lake district

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Lazio lake district

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Milan

 
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Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Milan

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Milan

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class
Wine tours
Monteriggioni

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Monteriggioni

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )
Cooking class
Monteriggioni

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Monteriggioni

 

Sights in Italy

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Presepio figurines in a shop on Via San Gregorio Armeno (Photo by John Myers)
Free
I Presepi di Napoli
Naples: Centro Storico

A Neapolitan Bethlehem—The Presepio Christmas Crèche shops of Naples's Via San Gregorio Armeno

 

Dining in Italy

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Learn to cook in Naples (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
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Learn to cook in Naples

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 

Topics in Italy

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Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala

The best pizzerias in Naples, the history of pizza, and more pizza, pizza, pizza

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Paestum

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Paestum

 

Sights in Italy

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Museo Marionette
Palermo center

Palermo's fascinating marionette museum

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Palermo

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Palermo

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Palermo

 
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Wine tours
Palermo

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Palermo

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Parma

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Parma

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Parma

 

Sights in Italy

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Corso Vannucci
Around Corso Vannucci

Perugia's bustling main drag and passeggiata epicenter

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class
Wine tours
Perugia

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Perugia

 
★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Perugia

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Perugia

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Perugia

 

Topics in Italy

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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Perugia

 

Lodgings in Italy

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Fattoria L'Olmetto
Pisa: Pisa Outskirts

A luxe agritursmo (farm stay) and restaurant on an organic farm with horses just N of Pisa's city center

 
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An agriturismo at the doorstep fo San Rossore park

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Pisa

 

Topics in Italy

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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Pisa

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Pompeii

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Pompeii

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Pompeii

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Pompeii

 

Dining in Italy

★★☆
Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo )
Food tours
Positano

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Positano

 
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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris
Wine tours
Positano

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Positano

 

Dining in Italy

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Wine tours
Ravello

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Ravello

 

Topics in Italy

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A concert in the gardens of the Villa Rufolo (Photo courtesy of the Ravello Festival)
Ravello Festival
Downtown Ravello

An open-air music festival in the gardens of Ravello

 

Sights in Italy

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Piazza Navona at sunrise (Photo by Giuseppe Moscato)
Free
Piazza Navona
Rome: Tiber Bend

Bernini fountains, caffés, street performers, artists, and a carnival of life crowd Rome's famous Piazza Navona

 

Experiences in Italy

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Pope Francis I greeting the flocks at a papal audience in Rome's St. Peter's Square (Photo courtesy of SMCS Music Office)
Free
Papal Audience
Rome: Vatican

How to get tickets to hang with his Holiness on St. Peter's Square in Rome

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Rome

 

Dining in Italy

Coda alla vaccinara (oxtail stew), a traditional dish made from the quinto quarto (Photo by emanuele75)

How slaughterhouse workers turned scraps into classic dishes

 
★★☆
Food tours of Rome (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Rome

 
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Sipping wine in Rome (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits around Rome

 
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The ceiling in the piano nobile dining room (Photo by Maggi R.)
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L'Eau Vive
Rome: Tiber Bend

Fine French cuisine and a hymnal singalong provided by a lay sisterhood in a frescoed palazzo

 
★☆☆
Shaving the ice (Photo by Francesco G.)
Sora Mirella
Rome: Trastevere

Rome's last remaining grattachecca (granita, or shave ice) cart in Trastevere

 

Topics in Italy

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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Rome

 
Befane at the Piazza Navona Christmas Market (Photo by Daniele Ciabattoni)
Entirely the Wrong Witch
Rome: Tiber Bend

La Befana, Babbo Natale, and the shifting focus of Christmas traditions in Italy

 

What was it really like being a gladiator?

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
San Gimignano

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near San Gimignano

 
★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo )
Cooking class
San Gimignano

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in San Gimignano

 

Dining in Italy

★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
San Gimignano

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in San Gimignano

 

Topics in Italy

★★☆

Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in San Gimignano

 

Experiences in Italy

★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Tuscan cuisine in Siena

 
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Italian cooking class

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Siena

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Siena

 

Topics in Italy

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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Siena

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Siracusa

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Siracusa

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Siracusa

 
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Wine tours
Siracusa

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Siracusa

 

Topics in Italy

★★☆

Festivals in Siracusa

 

Sights in Italy

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The frescoes (Photo by Berthold Werner)
Free
Sedile Dominova
Downtown Sorrento

The eternal card game under the frescoed Sedile Dominova of Sorrento

 
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Marina Grande (Photo © Reid Bramblett)
Free
Marina Grande
Marina Grande & Via Capo

The Borgo dei Pescatori is the fishing village side of Sorrento is tucked beneath the cliffs at the western edge of town

 
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Grazie talismans—all legs (Photo © Reid Bramblett)
Free
Sant'Antonino
Downtown Sorrento

The Saint & the Sea Monster: The odd history of Sorrento's baroque church of S. Antonino and its quirky titular saint

 

Experiences in Italy

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Passeggiata
Sorrento

The daily evening stroll in Sorrento

 
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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Sorrento

 
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Limonoro
Downtown Sorrento

A limoncello shop in Sorrento

 

Dining in Italy

★★☆
Learn to cook in Paris (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Sorrento

 
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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo )
Food tours
Sorrento

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Sorrento

 
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 (Photo )
Wine tours
Sorrento

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Sorrento

 

Topics in Italy

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Sights in Italy

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Free
Squero di San Trovaso
Venice: Dorsoduro

See how a Venetian gondola is made at a gondola workshop

 
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 (Photo by BKP)
Free
Bacino Orseolo
Venice: San Marco

The gondola parking lot just off Piazza San Marco

 
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 (Photo by Didier Descouens)
Free

A gondola workshop in Dorsoduro

 

Experiences in Italy

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A gondola on the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge (Photo by Adam Smok)
Gondolas
Venice: Dorsoduro

A gondola ride is the one Venetian tourist trap everyone falls into willingly

 
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A rowing lesson in Venice (Photo courtesy of Carolyn Spencer Brown)

Be a gondolier for the day: Take rowing lessons in a bona-fide gondola or other classic Venetian boat

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Venice

 
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 (Photo by Nemodus photos)

Celebrate Carnevale (Carnival) in Venice

 

Dining in Italy

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Nibble on cicchetti during a bacaro crawl in Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Venice

 
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Enjoy vino (or the classic Venetian spritz) on a wine tour of Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Venice

 

Topics in Italy

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An interactive installation in the Arsenale at the 2005 Venice Biennale art show

Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Venice

 

How to build a gondola

 

A surprising number of words in Venetian dialect have entered the English language

 

Surviving the acque alte ("high waters") periods when even the streets of Venice become canals

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Verona

 
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Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Verona

 

Topics in Italy

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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Verona

 

Dining in Italy

★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Mt. Vesuvius

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars around Mt. Vesuvius

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Mt. Vesuvius

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Mt. Vesuvius

 
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    Useful Italian phrases

    Useful Italian for rail travel

    English (inglese) Italian (italiano)  Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
    Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
    ...train station la ferroviaria [or] la stazione lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah [or] lah stat-zee-YO-nay
    ticket un biglietto oon beel-YET-toh
    first class prima classe PREE-mah CLAH-say
    second class seconda classe say-CONE-dah CLAH-say
    one way solo andata SO-low ahn-DAHT-tah
    round trip (return) andata e ritorno ahn-DAH-tah ay ree-TOUR-noh
    Just the supplement Soltanto il supplemento soul-TAHN-toh eel sou-play-MEN-toh
    Just a seat reservation Soltanto una prenotazione soal-TAHN-toh oo-nah pray-no-tah-tsee-YOH-nay
    I have a Eurailpass Ho il Eurailpass oh eel YOO-rail-pahs
    sleeping couchette una cucetta oo-nah koo-CHET-tah
    berth in a sleeping car un posto nel vagone letto oon POH-sto nell vah-GOAN-nay LET-toh
    track binario been-AR-ree-yoh
    train treno TRE-no
    car (carriage) carozza ka-RO-tza
    seat posto PO-sto
    departures partenze par-TEN-zay
    arrivals arrivi ah-REE-vee
    information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay
    left luggage deposito bagagli day-PO-zee-toh ba-GAHL-yee
         
    punch your ticket timbrare il biglietto teem-BRA-ray eel beel-YET-toh
    Is this the right platform for the Rome train? E questo il binario per il treno à Roma? ay KWAY-sto eel been-AR-ree-yo pair eel TRE-no ah RO-ma? 
    delayed in retardo een ree-TAR-do
    strike sciopero SHO-pair-oh
         
    Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
    Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
    Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
    City / Train station names
    English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Main station
    Rome Roma Termini
    Florence Firenze Santa Maria Novella
    Venice Venezia Santa Lucia
    Milan Milano Centrale
    Genoa Genova Porta Principe
    Naples Napoli Centrale
    Leghorn Livorno Centrale
    Turin Torino Porta Nuova

    Useful Italian for air travel

    English (inglese) Italian  (italiano)   Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
    Where is... Dov'é doh-VAY
    the airport l'aeroporto LAHW-ro-port-oh
    the airplane l'aereo LAIR-reh-oh
    terminal terminal TEAR-me-nahl
    flight volo VOH-lo
    gate uscita d'imbarco oo-SHEE-tah deem-BARK-oh
    to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
    to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
    straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
    keep going straight sempre diritto SEM-pray dee-REE-toh
    departures partenze par-TEN-zay
    arrivals arrivi ah-REE-vee
    delayed in ritardo een ree-TAR-doh
    on time in orario een oh-RAH-ree-yo
    early in avanti een ah-VAHN-tee
    boarding imbarco eem-BARK-o
    connecting flight la coincidenza la ko-een-chee-DEN-za
    check-in accettazione ah-chet-ta-zee-YO-nee
    immigration controllo passaporti cone-TRO-lo pah-sa-POR-tee
    security check controllo di sicurezza kohn-TRO-lo dee see-kur-AY-tzah
    customs dogana do-GA-na
    shuttle la navetta lah na-VET-tah
    boarding pass carta d'imbarco kart-ta deem-BARK-o
    baggage claim ritiro bagagli ree-TEER-oh bah-GA-lyee
    carry-on luggage bagaglio à mano bah-GA-lyo ah MA_no
    checked luggage bagalio bah-GA-lyo

    Useful Italian for car travel

    English (inglese) Italian  (italiano)  Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
    car automobile ow-toh-MO-bee-lay
    scooter/motorboke un motorino oon mo-tair-EE-no
    gas station stazione di servizio stah-zee-YO-nay dee sair-VEE-tzee-yo
    gas benzina ben-ZEE-nah
    diesel gasolio [or] diesel gah-ZOH-lee-oh [or] DEE-zell
    Fill it up, please al pieno, per favore ahl pee-YAY-noh, pair fa-VOHR-ray
    Where is... Dov'é doh-VAY
    ...the highway l'autostrada lout-oh-STRA-dah
    ...the state highway la statale [written "SS"] lah sta-TAHL-eh
    ...the road for Rome la strada per Roma lah STRA-dah pair RO-mah
    to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
    to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
    straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
    keep going straight sempre diritto SEM-pray dee-REE-toh
    to cross attraversare ah-tra-vair-SAR-ay
    toll pedaggio peh-DA-jo
    parking parcheggio par-KEH-jo
    road map carta stradale kar-ta stra-DA-lay
    where can I pay the fine? dove posso pagare la multa DOH-veh Po-so pag-GAR-ray la MOOL-tah


    Typical road signs / terms » more

    English (anglais) French (français) 
    Stop Stop
    Exit  Uscita
    Staffic light Semaforo
    One-way Senso unico
    Dead-end Strada senza uscita
    Parking prohibited No parcheggio or parcheggio proibito
    Pedestrian zone Area pedonale
    Limited Traffic Zone (you pay to drive in) ZTL or Zona Traffico Limitato

    Basic phrases in Italian

    English (inglese) Italian (italiano) pro-nun-see-YAY-shun
    thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
    please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
    yes si see
    no no no
    Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
    I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
    I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
    How much is it? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
    That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
         
    Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
    Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
    Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
    Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
    Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
    Excuse me (to get past someone) Permesso pair-MEH-so
         
    Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
    ...the bathroom il bagno eel BHAN-yoh
    ...train station la ferroviaria lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah
    to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
    to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
    straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
    information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay

    Days, months, and other calendar items in Italian

    English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
    When is it open? Quando é aperto? KWAN-doh ay ah-PAIR-toh
    When does it close? Quando si chiude? KWAN-doh see key-YOU-day
    At what time... a che ora a kay O-rah
         
    Yesterday ieri ee-YAIR-ee
    Today oggi OH-jee
    Tomorrow domani doh-MAHN-nee
    Day after tomorrow dopo domani DOH-poh doh-MAHN-nee
         
    a day un giorno oon je-YOR-no
    Monday Lunedí loo-nay-DEE
    Tuesday Martedí mar-tay-DEE
    Wednesday Mercoledí mair-coh-lay-DEE
    Thursday Giovedí jo-vay-DEE
    Friday Venerdí ven-nair-DEE
    Saturday Sabato SAH-baa-toh
    Sunday Domenica doh-MEN-nee-ka
         
    Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
    Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
    Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
         
    a month una mese oon-ah MAY-zay
    January gennaio jen-NAI-yo
    February febbraio feh-BRI-yo
    March marzo MAR-tzoh
    April aprile ah-PREEL-ay
    May maggio MAH-jee-oh
    June giugno JEW-nyoh
    July luglio LOO-lyoh
    August agosto ah-GO-sto
    September settembre set-TEM-bray
    October ottobre oh-TOE-bray
    November novembre no-VEM-bray
    December dicembre de-CHEM-bray

    Numbers in Italian

    English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
    1 uno OO-no
    2 due DOO-way
    3 tre tray
    4 quattro KWAH-troh
    5 cinque CHEEN-kway
    6 sei say
    7 sette SET-tay
    8 otto OH-toh
    9 nove NO-vay
    10 dieci dee-YAY-chee
    11 undici OON-dee-chee
    12 dodici DOH-dee-chee
    13 tredici TRAY-dee-chee
    14 quattordici kwa-TOR-dee-chee
    15 quindici KWEEN-dee-chee
    16 sedici SAY-dee-chee
    17 diciasette dee-chee-ya-SET-tay
    18 diciotto dee-CHO-toh
    19 diciannove dee-chee-ya-NO-vay
    20 venti VENT-tee
    21* vent'uno* vent-OO-no
    22* venti due* VENT-tee DOO-way
    23* venti tre* VENT-tee TRAY
    30 trenta TRAYN-tah
    40 quaranta kwa-RAHN-tah
    50 cinquanta cheen-KWAN-tah
    60 sessanta say-SAHN-tah
    70 settanta seh-TAHN-tah
    80 ottanta oh-TAHN-tah
    90 novanta no-VAHN-tah
    100 cento CHEN-toh
    1,000 mille MEEL-lay
    5,000 cinque milla CHEEN-kway MEEL-lah
    10,000 dieci milla dee-YAY-chee MEEL-lah


    * You can use this formula for all Italian ten-place numbers—so 31 is trent'uno, 32 is trenta due, 33 is trenta tre, etc. Note that—like uno (one), otto (eight) also starts with a vowel—all "-8" numbers are also abbreviated (vent'otto, trent'otto, etc.).